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Hymns

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Hymns

by Levi Smith

Quote taken from an interview done with Keith Getty:

Modern worship is an movement of “cultural relevance.”
It’s “utterly dangerous,” and is leading to the “de-Christianizing of God’s people.’”
“An authentic generation doesn’t begin with catharsis; it has to begin with an authentic picture of the God of the Bible.”
“Over 75 percent of what are called the great hymns of the faith talk about eternity, Heaven, Hell, and the fact that we have peace with God. Yet, less than 5 percent of modern worship songs talk about eternity.” (end quote)
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I asked the Lord that I might grow

Have you ever prayed to God for something and found that afterward everything in your life seemed to go wrong?  John Newton apparently experienced this but he realized that the troubles he experienced were in fact God’s way of answering his prayers.  He wrote a hymn called I asked the Lord that I might grow in which he expressed both his frustration and his faith.  Here are the words.

1 I asked the Lord that I might grow
In faith, and love, and every grace;
Might more of his salvation know,
And seek more earnestly his face.

2 ‘Twas he who taught me thus to pray;
And he, I trust, has answered prayer:
But it has been in such a way
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Amazing Grace

John Newton’s hymn Amazing Grace is very popular and is found in almost every hymnal that is published.  But did you know that most of them don’t publish all of the song?  Since Newton wrote it many verses have been added by others.  Here are thirteen verses that I found on gospelweb.net.

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